Graph Expo In-plant Events Almost Filled
A sudden flurry of last-minute registrations for IPG's free Graph Expo breakfast and lunch events is quickly eating up available seating. This morning nearly 40 in-plant managers registered, joining the dozens who have already signed up. We have a few seats available, so if you're heading to the Chicago show, which starts Sunday, be sure to register quickly.
For those unaware, IPG is hosting three in-plant-only events in Chicago next week: two breakfasts and a luncheon. Editor Bob Neubauer will be on hand to greet managers and moderate the seminars, which will include time for attendees to share their challenges and successes, ask each other for advice and discuss the technologies on the show floor. The free, catered in-plant meetings, all in room S104, will take place:
- Monday September 14, 9:00 a.m. Breakfast. Canon Solutions America will launch a centralized Web-based suite of tools and resources called the Performance Resource Center to help in-plant managers deliver more value and run a best-in-class in-plant. Barb Pellow, group director at InfoTrends, will explain why offering value-added services such as cross-media can be critical to staying relevant.
- Tuesday September 15, 9:00 a.m. Breakfast. A panel of leading in-plant managers will discuss best practices that have helped them transform their in-plants. The panel will include Cathy Skoglund, of Arizona State University, Abbas Badani, of Penn State, and Steve Priesman, manager, Printing & Publications, Omaha Public Schools. Sponsored by Xerox. (All available seats for this breakfast event have been filled.)
- Tuesday September 15, 12:00 p.m. Lunch. Tom Rohrbach, of Progressive Insurance, will discuss his efforts to insource the variable and creative work that his company is currently outsourcing. He will share the careful analytical process he uses when considering whether work can be produced cost-effectively in-house. He’ll also reveal the in-plant’s future direction. Sponsored by Rochester Software Associates.
A bonus fourth in-plant event is being hosted by the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association on Monday September 14, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The free luncheon, open to all in-plants, will feature Howie Fenton, of InfoTrends, as the keynote speaker. Register for the IPMA luncheon here: ipma.org/2015-graph-expo.